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lincoln used. we'll give you a close look at this extraordinary piece of american history. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> let's begin this hour with the breaking news. algeria's official news agency has just announced the end of a rescue operation aimed at freeing hostages, including americans held by islamic militants. u.s. government officials tell cnn that may not necessarily, though, be the case. let's get straight to our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence working this story for us. chris, be what is the very latest that you're hearing? >> wolf, the latest that we're getting from u.s. officials is that some americans may have escaped but some may still be held by those hostage takers and they are still seeing signs perhaps of some intermittent fighting, suggesting that perhaps this isn't over yet. as the hostage situation stretched to a second day, u.s. officials scrambled to find a resolution and determine the state of the americans still in militant hands. >> this incident will be resolved, we hope with a minimum loss of life. but when you deal with t
of martin luther king and abraham lincoln. this is martin luther king day. we celebrate that, as well. the second time a president has been inaugurated on martin luther king day. about 800,000 people will be there on the mall. a little bit smaller than four years ago. but no less buoyant. a lot of smiling faces out there. we hear the choir of p.s. 22 in staten island. >> they are the largest choir in staten island. and i believe they are fifth graders. let's listen to them for a second. ♪ don't pay no mind to the feeling, until you feel it ♪ >> we love the caps. we love the swaying this morning. we've been thinking to ourselves, a second inauguration is typically not as -- not as surprising as the first inauguration. but nonetheless, it rededicates this country to big ideas. and the person who has to do it in his speech, walking up to the podium, is the president. we saw the first family walking in to st. john's church earlier this morning. >> they're at that worship service right now. there they are, right there, just before they walked into st. john's episcopal church, across th
the other side of the national mall on the walls of the lincoln memorial are inscribed in my opinion some of the finest words ever written by abraham lincoln in which he faced a bitterly divided country and was able to deliver an address that aimed at unity, brought the country together. and you know, while the challenges we face are different than those that lincoln faced, they are still formidable for this president. our country is deeply divided. we've been through a divided election, which is a lot like what abraham lincoln went through. the challenge for the president is to bring the country together, sound a vision for the country that is eloquent and will inspire americans to come together and get behind him and get behind our elected leaders to work for the good of the country. >> it's interesting you mention lincoln. a lot of people believe his second inaugural address is the last time we had a strong inaugural address. brett o'donnell, thank you. appreciate that. >> good to be with you. >>> the parade, the parties, the pomp, the circumstance, we'll dig into it all on this specia
, richard nixon, to eisenhower, fdr, woodrow wilson, william mckinley, ulysses s. grant, abraham lincoln, anger jackson, james monroe, james madison, thomas jefferson, and george washington. down on the national mall where the crowds are gathering, we have a reporter in the middle of everything. >> right from a capital, in the middle of the national mall, three ladies with us and make the journey to this and operation. >> i am gloria, from seattle. >> michelle, new york. >> marion, pennsylvania. >> you decided to meet here. >> we are all three sisters. >> why did you decide to come to washington for the 57 and operation? >> i think we regretted not being here quarter years ago. we decided we would not miss it this time around. >> we never thought about it or we did not think it is possible to come altogether. >> how did this all happened? how did each of you get here? >> i drove up from pennsylvania. >> i flew in. >> gives me an average cost of how much this will come to, the bill to be here in washington and to stay overnight. >> probably over $2,000. hotel're able to find a and do all
. >> of course, there was lincoln's second inaugural where he talked about the wounds of the nation. we know that the president has been working on this president for weeks and major garrett, our chief white house correspondent, is at the white house this morning with a little bit of insight on what we might hear today. >> well, good morning, scott. those closest to the president tell us this speech is in the moment and it's going to talk, they hope, credibly, believably about responsibilities ahead. and the prospect for not only bipartisan compromise, and things that didn't seem achievable four years ago. it might be worth reminding us ourselves how the president ended first inaugural address four years ago. scott, the president talked about america being in the midst of a winter of our hardship and he urged the nation to brave icy currents and to endure whatever storms may come. there was a sense of forboding then, a sense of crisis, both economic and otherwise, that white house advisers that he feels is no longer as present now as it was then. so that's part of the optimistic note he'll s
: and abraham lincoln's, delivered to a nation divided by civil war. >> with malice toward none, with charity for all. >> reporter: a third theme, renewing our commitment to the values of our founding fathers. perhaps it's surprising the president found inspiration in the words of this former a adversa adversary. >> there can be no human rights without human liberty. >> reporter: aides tell us that, although the president disagrees with mr. bush's policy, he's moved by the speech's democratic principles. >> freedom by its nature must be chosen and defended by citizens. >> reporter: a message, aides say, the president will echo today, as he did at the white house last week. >> that most fundamental set of rights, to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. those rights are at stake. we're responsible. >> reporter: of all his predecessors, the president says he is most inspired by president lincoln. >> that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth. >> reporter: in november, mr. obama screened steven spielberg's movie "lincoln" at the white ho
the power to change the course of history. and they are measured against their predecessors. abraham lincoln remains a huge inspiration for president obama. wayne is a washington analyst and former diplomat who examined years for what it takes for a president to become unforgettable. what could barack obama's legacy be? what will he be remembered for? >> i think his historic place is secure. however that does not mean his legacy is secure. his legacy is probably what he thinks his second term is all about. >> not far from the lincoln memorial, a tribute to america's many war dead. president obama is pledge to bring home the troops from afghanistan and to completely rethink defense strategy. >> the obama administration will put a huge focus in the term on reducing spending. one of the things he will look at is the cost of the transatlantic security relationship. >> a strategic rethink could have consequences for europe. president obama could push ahead with an idea floated up by the previous administration. >> donald rumsfeld wanted to eliminate american presence in europe. that will be on th
. and they are measured against their predecessors. abraham lincoln remains a huge inspiration for president obama. wayne is a washington analyst and former diplomat who examined years for what it takes for a president to become unforgettable. what could barack obama's legacy be? what will he be remembered for? >> i think his historic place is secure. however that does not mean his legacy is secure. his legacy is probably what he thinks his second term is all about. >> not far from the lincoln memorial, a tribute to america's many war dead. president obama is pledge to bring home the troops from afghanistan and to completely rethink defense strategy. >> the obama administration will put a huge focus in the term on reducing spending. one of the things he will look at is the cost of the transatlantic security relationship. >> a strategic rethink could have consequences for europe. president obama could push ahead with an idea floated up by the previous administration. >> donald rumsfeld wanted to eliminate american presence in europe. that will be on the agenda again. >> china clth town in washington, d.c.
in abraham lincoln's inauguration another belonging to dr. martin luther king jr. who we honor today. the president referenced the slain civil rights leader prominently in the remarks. he took on gay rights and immigration and entitlements and the deep political divide across our nation. first to the parade route. john roberts will travel with the parade along pennsylvania avenue if the technical gods allow it. john, good afternoon. >> so far the gods are with us. if we could spin the camera over here a little bit you can see the east front of the capitol the president will join the motorcade coming out of the driveway from the east front to the constitution avenue. this will be in the next hour and a half to two hours. the parade is 1.5 mile long including a mix of civilian and military contributions, mostly marching bands and a lost floats that will be brought in from the civilian side of things something implemented in 1841 by william henry harrison. you will know he liked to do things big. he had the longist inaugural address of anyone at two hours in horrible weather and he did
special significance. it's the one that president abraham lincoln took the oath on back in 1861. president obama also used it during his last inauguration. the lincoln bible will be on display at the library of congress from january 23rd through february 18th. today the president will also use a bible that belonged to dr. martin luther king jr.. >> very historic bibles there. pretty amazing. pretty good moment in history there we have a front row seat for. happy to be here today covering the 57th presidential inauguration. lauren is at freedom plaza today. she is having a different vantage point of today's ceremony down there with the folks ready to see the parade when it goes by later today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i'm happy to be here as well particularly since the sun came out. want to talk about the history of the inaugural parade. the first one taking place for the first president george washington back in 1789. that was held in new york. the first inaugural parade here was in 1801 for thomas jefferson. the first to ever be held on tv, that was for president truman i
's not unprecedented. three presidents in the past have done the same. the first belonged to president lincoln. he used it in his swearing-in in 1861. and the second belonged to martin luther king jr. it was his traveling bible and it's fitting because today is martin luther king day. after the swearing-in, the president and the first lady family and friends, congressional leaders all head in to statuary hall for lunch. this is a tradition that dates back to 1889. they'll dine on bison and good old-fashioned apple pie. >> we go to chief correspondent and host of "face the nation" bob schieffer. he's covering his 12th inaugurations. good morning. >> actually it's 13. i came to lbj's with my mom. she got an invitation. the first one i covered, you're absolutely right, was 1968. and hearing robert gibbs talk about he will stress togetherness and trying to you know, heal this partisan divide it made me think of theodore roosevelt in his inaugural speech. he said at one point our relations with other powers are important, he said, but even more important are our relations among o
know what he did. famous brothers. anybody like that. >> also it's an award season. lincoln just one. the first book out about an intriguing character in the movie lincoln. mrs. lincoln's dress maker. >> if you see the movie you know she is an african american and she played a big part and this is a fiction book about her life. there are some things in there you might want to look at. >> this book is really something. you might not know vanessa redgrave won eerievery award th was to win. this is the first book about the redgraves and their lives and that family. >> speaking of family, though, dogs. this book, what's a dog for? >> their dog has become part of the family. how do you go from dogs to having to have insurance and having to worry about all kinds of things for dogs. >> vacation for your dog. >> therapy, everything. >> so what's a dog for? >> i know some people love cats. who was the best cat lover. you never know julia child really loved cats. that's a part of her life. >> this book is about julius cats. winter is coming here and if you go -- who better fob your guide? john
washington, jefferson, and lincoln. both a message of humility and of inspiration to someone taking the oath of office for president. >> this is now the biden family. the biden brothers who have been a campaign concert with their father the other night when he was at the iowa ball. he said he was proud to be president of the united states meng corrected himself and said he is proud to be vice president of the united states. it is said that he does want to be president and he will throw his hat into the ring as soon as this gets underway. >> there are a couple of people who are likely to throw their hats in the ring, including mrs. clinton. they have used this family bible and all the swearing sin and his family. president obama we used to buy votes. i think history should note i saw one of the people on the stand who was jay-z. the first time that he has been on the inaugural stanford presidential inauguration. [laughter] also beyonce will be performing and james taylor and kelly clarkson. megyn: i'd like to take that back. you can start from scratch. but can you get through the rest of the
that president l lincoln used. >> you're going to see a president that wants to work across party lines to get things done. i think that's what the country wants. >> reporter: of course, you have the parade and the two big inaugural balls. but when it comes to the actual ceremony this morning, the crowd is not expected to be as large as it was during the 2009 inauguration, when they had 1.8 million people in attendance. reporting live in washington, d.c., brandi hitt, abc news. rob and sunny, back to you. >> still going to be a raucous crowd. i'm glad you mentioned my ex-girlfriend, beyonce. in addition to her, tell me more about some of the other big stars coming out tonight. >> reporter: when it comes to the inaugural ceremony here after beyonce sings the national anthem, you'll hear from james taylor, who we heard from during the democratic national convention and kelly clarkson will be performing. then at the inaugural ball, alicia keys, your other former girlfriend, rob. and then also you'll be hearing from other acts like brad paisley. >> brandi, i was there four years ago and there was
this movie on lincoln, the recent movie on lincoln and the lesson of that movie, i think was, when hard things get done, they get done because a president decided he was going to do what was necessary to get them done and that means you have to realistically look at the world you live in and the washington you have been given by the american voters to work with. >> chris: let's talk about some of the specific items that will be on your agenda. what do you think of the new house republican plan to pass a short-term extension of the debt limit until april and in the meantime, insist that the senate pass a budget or all of you lose your pay. >> i think all of us losing our pay if we don't pass the budget is the right thing to do. i'm for sutzing spending, passing the budget is not quite enough, but at least it is a step in the right direction. if you went to your credit counselor and said, i can't pay my bills, he wouldn't say, we'll extend your limit, he'd say, what will you do to pay your bills in the future and a budget is a big step toward doing that. one of the frustrations i think of
by abraham lincoln. 800,000 people are expected in the national mall. >> what we're doing is celebrating each other and celebrating this incredible nation we call home. >> reporter: the president and vice president, along with their famili families, will start by attending st. john's. the swearing-in is followed by a parade and the glitzy inaugural balls. the security is extremely tight. 15,000 military and law enforcement personnel will watch over the proceedings. >> watching an event this large, with this number of people coming, takes a lot of corporate nation. >> reporter: the president and first lady showed off their love. the president weighing in on his wife's new hair-do. >> i love her bangs. she looks good. >> let me tell you, it has just been a true thrill to watch this handsome, charming individual grow into the man and the president that he is. >> reporter: in a speech, president obama will reach out to some of those people who voted against him opinion and he'll call on washington to come together to seek common ground. rob? sunny? >> tahman bradley in washington, thank you so mu
the capital using the same lincoln bible he used four years ago and a bible that belonged to the reverend martin luther king, jr. hundreds of thousands of people from across the country, some from around the world, will be here in the nation's capital to witness hit. earlier today at the vice president's official residence, joe biden was sworn into office for a second term. doing the honors there, justice sonia sotomayor making her the first la that knee to administer an oath to a president or vice president. at this hour across the nation's capital, parties and events kicking off, including the red, white, and blue ball, the hip-hop ball and the let freedom ring concert and what i call behind us the erin burnett ball. >> the jonk kihn king ball. we have people out having a good time including the things that come with this, including the media. a lot of us are wondering what the president is going to say in his inaugural speech. obviously, so much is weighing on it. if anything, even more important than the first time around because he has, as john has pointed out, a small window to make
and prayers. as he left the west front of the capitol, a nostalgic turned back toward the lincoln memorial. >> i want to take a look out one more time. >> now there were shades of the campaign that the president winning out, success can't mean that a few people are making it and a growing number are barely scratching by. the president acknowledging that bipartisan -- or the lack of bipartisanship here in washington but noted that everyone needs to work together for the good of the country. john? >> dan, that moment at the end of your piece where the president turned around and looked, that was astounding. 23 seconds he stood there and he gazed out at the national mall to let it sink in. it must have been an extraordinary day for him. what does today hold for him after that full night of dancing he had? >> reporter: he heads to the national cathedral. the day after inauguration, the presidents always get a chance to go sit down at an interfaith service, a prayer and prayers are given not only for the president but also the vice president for their second terms. this is historic event that d
in today, along with a bible that belongsed to abraham lincoln. tell me about your father's bible. >> that bible is at least 59 years of age, because in it are markings. such as 5-10-54. he was using this as a bible to meditate and pray and prepare himself for leadership in the church. very tattered. we did a little repairing on it, restoration, so it wouldn't fall apart when the president places his hand on it. >> that would be a bad thing to happen in the middle of the inauguration ceremony. i know you are preparing to speak at ebenezer church today, because, of course, what a great coincidence of timing, today we also celebrate your father's legacy as well, on the same day we inaugurate a president. what will you talk about? how do the two things intersect for you? >> first and foremost, the fact that the president is using daddy's bible is heart warming for me. my father was first and foremost a preacher, pastor, it reminds people of that. that is one of the things i will stress today. we must remember the pastor and preacher, and my father was such a healing lead eer, and so
lincoln. the lincoln family bible was in illinois at the time. mr. obama used the same bible when he took the oath of office in 2009. the president will be sworn in using what is described as dr. martin luther king's personal bible. it traveled with dr. king when he traveled across our nation. and performing, of course, is an honor. the ultimate honor for any kind of band. repeat performance for the isirettes. this iowa drill team features fancy foot work. they performed for senator obama at a 2000 campaign event, and earned an invitation to his first inauguration. and they say it means a lot to be asked back. >> to be able to do it a second time, that means he understood us on a personal way and it's just -- it's mesmerizing. >> yes, nice to be asked back yet again. and this morning, showing you scenes from washington, d.c., and the astronauts on board the international space station will have this view of the inauguration. the iss crew members captured these images of washington, d.c. yesterday. it shows the potomac, and where the inauguration will be held. coming up, james clyburn will
's second inaugural or lincoln. here the president still has a split public in terms of how confident they feel about the world going forward. so he will try to i think put some optimism and hope in his speech and leave out the specifics for the state of the union which is in three weeks. >> in the first inauguration it's hope filled. you are new. on the second one, i would imagine it's way more difficult because you have your track record and then all of the problems that you face going forward. >> that's right. a lot of people think is -- fdr's second inaugural was in the depths of the depression. he was trying to project an air of hope and confidence. i think that's what he will try to do here. we'll be here -- one quick trivia fact. what's the most popular name of presidents? >> james. >> james it is. >> of course it is. imagine that. >> we'll talk more to you throughout the morning. thank you. >>> right now as the "kron 4 morning news" morning news continues, we have lots more ahead. we will continue our looks from washington, d.c., to see what is happening there. michael will be
. and then another. and then another. he gave them a quick -- a completely inebriated inaugural address. lincoln was mortified. i unfortunately for johnson, it sets a public image of the andrew johnson. another burly disastrous vice- presidential inaugural address was calvin coolidge as vice- president. he used his address to tell the senate how they should operate. it set him off on a bad -- starting in 1937, that is when the congress started before the president. now president and vice presidents are sworn outside on the steps. the vice president lost his chance to give an inaugural address. there was one exception in that long tradition of the inauguration speech tell that the capital. that was in 1945 when franklin roosevelt was being sworn in for a fourth time. franklin roosevelt, his third inauguration was done at the capitol, but his fourth one was in the middle of world war ii. he felt this was not the inopportune time to have an elaborate inauguration. he decided on his own to move the inauguration to the south front of the capital. the joint committee was not happy with that decision.
ceremony on martin luther king employing bibles by martin luther king and president lincoln. an address down the mall toward lincoln's memorial where dr. king gave his most famous speech. to spell out the country his vision for the next four years. it is america's quadrennial celebration of the office of the presidency, the orderly transition of power, the luminaries, the singers, the salutes, the speech, the pomp, the circumstance, the second inauguration of president barack obama starts right now. >>> welcome to washington. it is chilly but frankly bearable outside as the country prepares to celebrate the peaceful maintenance of power, the transferns of power from the first term administration of president barack obama to his second term administration. the president was officially sworn in by chief justice john roberts yesterday at the blue room at the white house as the first lady and the obama daughters looked on. but in the little less than two hours the president will affirm that oath before a much larger crowd with 100% more pomp and an equal proportion of circumstance. we have
'll pay tribute to the past. he'll be sworn in on two bibles. one used by abraham lincoln. and one, fittingly on this day, used by dr. martin luther king jr. the president will celebrate at two inaugural balls, versus the ten held four years ago. even if there's less fanfare, the day will not be without its pomp and circumstance. and star power. katy perry kicked things off at a concert earlier this weekend. ♪ at last >> reporter: and beyonce, whose rendition of edda james' "at last" was a highlight of the 2009 inauguration, will this time perform the national anthem, at the capitol ceremony. who can forget that moment in 2009. again, sasha pointed out, dad did not mess it up. he has one more shot at it. >> that's right, josh. >>> today, a day for poetry. the prose of governing comes next. and jonathan karl at the capitol for that. as the president prepares to deliver his speech, his team is gearing up for a lot of big debates ahead. >> reporter: you can see the presidential podium, still covered in plastic. it is from there that he will deliver one of the most important speeches
presidency. lincoln comes to mind. kennedy was beloved after he was assassinated. great line from cicero that was conflict about policies, ask not is the quote. so i think barack obama is different. he is african-american and that is such a trim setting event i think will be going to be studying for years to com. >> heather: brad, what is your take? >> i think to be memorable, unite america and challenge us but also has to inspire us. let's remember that the president has an opportunity to give a patriotic and visionary speech but followed within two weeks with a state of the union that is going to be road map. what is he going to do the next four years? you won't necessarily hear that tomorrow, but will you hear it within the next two weeks. hopefully that will give us more dimension to the inaugural address and what he hopes to accomplish. >> heather: we heard the president has two occasions to talk about his presidency moving forward. we are entering a rare moment in history. president obama faces as president clinton and george w. bush before him the challenge of giving a second inau
of all time at 135 words. lincoln's terribly famous one in 1865 just 700 words. is shorter better the second time around? >> i think typically less is more with these kinds of speeches, but it's hard. you have a president who has been re-elected who knows this will be the last time he or she will ever do this, and they typically have something on their minds they want to say and they figure they're going to take the moment to do it, but by and large they're all better served if they can keep these things shorter rather than longer. >> don, did you write a short one for clinton's second inaugural? >> president clinton's second inaugural was longer than his first. it didn't stretch on and on, but i think we would have liked -- >> was that his fault or your fault? >> no comment, no comment. we would have liked to have been able to have another day for another edit, but it was a good speech, and, again, you know, they have something to say. president clinton in that case was talking about the 21st century and the millennium that we were moving towards and how he wanted america to come
to abraham lincoln. >> are you prepared to take the oath, senator? >> i am. >> reporter: on the very same lincoln bible president obama used a
. but 1961, laid service was planned at st. john's to recognize the tenants of abraham lincoln, the organist at st. john's found this in the archives and discussed it with church leaders at the time. they thought would be a good idea to have every president still living to sign it and every president that would follow them to sign it as well. so what we have inside this historic book are the signatures of herbert hoover, franklin roosevelt's, which was signed by his wife, harry truman, dwight eisenhower, john kennedy, richard nixon, gerald ford, to be carter, ronald reagan, george bush and so on. more recently, george w. bush and barack obama. the tradition has been maintained. at some point, when a new president is elected, st. john's makes an effort to contact that and have them sign this very historic book, which is a very dear item to the church. it does not sit in the president's piu anymore but it is one of those great pieces of history long associated with this church from 1856 to the present. one of the little-known facts about presidential inaugurations is that it has been the custo
]. >> this was not lincoln, although lincoln's second inaugural is referenced early on in the speech. that was in the middle of the civil war when lincoln gave that. this is not f.d.r., we have nothing to fear but fear itself, in the middle of the gr"great depression." a speech on social justice and injecting into the main fabric of american history and seneca falls and what that meant in 1948, civil rights movement and equality and inject seneca falls and mentioned women about three different times, mentioned stonewall, which when i went to graduate school here at georgetown, stonewall was considered lefty history not in the main fabric of the mainstream books, he threw stonewall in there as if it was a military battle site. and then selma. i thought that made it a historic speech. i can see why the republicans aren't that happy with it. it did seem to be a speech that appealed to the base largely. those reasons and then finally climate, joe, the president not talking about climate in '12, in debates climate didn't come up. the journalist never asked one climate question. i think 50 years from now, climate
lincoln. it is the right of everyone to have life and liberty. these unborn babies across the country are being killed. we have a pro-life charity and we are trying to call to attention a look at these innocent little ones and an urge for these women to choose life. over 50% of americans are pro- life now, that should be the number-one topic. you should be talking about a personhood amendment, just like lincoln talked about freeing the slaves. host: we will be talking about the agenda for the second term in the last half of "washington journal" this morning. we will talk about whether there could be another contraception fight like in the first term. the front page of "the washington times" this morning is on the abortion battle. an estimated total of 54 million pregnancies have been terminated since 1973, but the moral and political question around it remains on settled, when the supreme court issued its decision so many years ago. in a last hour we will be talking to a writer for "vanity fair." he will be talking about the women behind roe v. wade and we will be talking about that d
on a bible used by abraham lincoln. 800,000 people are expected to pack the national paul. >> we are -- mall. >> we are celebrating each other and celebrating the incredible nation that we call home. >> reporter: the president and vice president along with the families will begin the day by attending church at st. john's across from the white house an inaugural tradition. it's followed by the big parade and the glitzy inaugural balls. security is extremely tight 13,000 military and law enforcement personnel will watch over the proceedings. >> protecting an event this large with this many venues and this number of people coming requires a lot of coordination and a lot of organization. >> reporter: overnight, mr. obama and the first lady with supporters at an inaugural reception showed off their love. the president weighing in on his wife's new hairdo. >> i love her bangs. she looks good. >> let me tell you it's just been a true thrill to watch this handsome, charming individual grow into the man and the president that he is. >> reporter: in a speech today president obama will reach out to som
lincoln. >> he may take the oath of office this morning but his second term began yesterday. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> thank you mr. chief justice. >> chief justice john roberts swore him in, in this private ceremony in the white house. >> by law, he has to begin on january 20th. the public ceremony will take place today. sonia sotomayor swore in the vice president yesterday. >>> one of the big things is keeping people safe. >> there will be a no fly zone within a 30-mile radius of the capitol. on the water, the coast guard will shut down six miles of the potomac. vehicle traffic restricted from using 150 blocks in the district. more measures, including toxic air detectors, plainclothes security officers and thousands of doses of antidotes in case of a chemical or biological attack are also on stand by. it's estimated that all the security costs about $120 million. you can expect tight security if you're heading to the national mall today to watch the president take the oath of office. >> news 4's megan mcgrath is live on the mall for us this morning. megan, good morning
two great ones. you have the one you just mentioned, lincoln's second, probably the greatest in history. >> phenomenal. >> more theological than political. f.d.r.'s second where he talked about a third of the nation, you know, is very effective. even jefferson used his ticket to wine about the press attacking him. >> in looking into this will second term, how long does the president generally have in a second term before people just kind of write him off as the ultimate lame duck? >> he's usually got about 18 months before. it isn't even so much they write him off as a lame duck at that point. it's that all of the focus shifts for the off-year election. >>. >> uh-huh. >> i think obama has even less because the partisan move is so nasty. >> that's what makes it so important that you only have a year. >> right. and he sort of indicated that, i guess, you know so far as we have seen on guns, immigration reform. it may be climate change. right? of course continuing on the economy. you. >>. >> you keep coming back to that. you need to create
when the crowd that had massed at the washington monument was walking up to the lincoln memorial to hear dr. king's speech and the speeches by others. >> host: we're speaking with jim wallace, photographer, and he has put together this book, "courage of the moment. the civil rights struggle 1961-1964." thanks so much. >> guest: thank you. >> here's a look at some books that are being published this week. >> look or for these titles in bookstores this coming week and watch for authors in the near future on booktv and on booktv.org. >> if you want to convert people, you've got to, first of all, persuade them that their soul is in dire danger, headed for the ultimate bonfire on the other side of existence. and for that you need to label them follow orers of the definitely -- followers of the devil, satan. diabolical human beings. so they look for the devil and look among the deities, a very complex religion. very elaborate, very well structured, and they looked among the deities, and they found be issue, the deity called issue. who's issue? i often refer to issue as the imminent --
the president hand on 2 bibles president lincoln and dr. dr. martin luther king jr. and this time it was the president who seemed to swallow a word. >> the office of the president of the united states and will. >>reporter: then the president address. shy of 19 minutes. when the theme of moving forward together. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment and we will see that so long as we seize it together. together. together. >>reporter: first president ever to include gay in his inaugural while talking about the struggle for civil rights. >> for if we are truly created equal then surely the love we dmoyt one another must be equal as well. >>reporter: president insisting we address climate change and immigration arguing we should welcome striving immigrants. >> until bright young students and engineers are listed in our work force rather than expelled from our country there. were powerful performances. kelly clarkson stirring rendition of my country 'tis of thee. ♪ [ singing]. >>reporter: beyonce returning 4 years later this time to sing the national anthem.
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